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Crucial Aspects Related to Connecting Mac host on VM Fusion

Connecting a MAC host needs to accessed on VM using network address translation (NAT) to share the host’s internet connection.

 First and for most it is essential for a user to Configure and implement VMware Fusion virtual networking components. It is essential for a virtualization machine to connect to other machines in your networking environment.

 It has to be noted that VMware Fusion supports only Ethernet-based networking. It does offer an upper hand as it provides several options for connecting to networks.

  • NAT is the application used by a virtual machine to share the IP address of your host system.
  • If you are working on a host system, and want to bridge a specific network interface on it then the best option is configuring it with a virtual machine.
  • For your host system it’s advisable to create a VPN that includes only the virtual machines and runs on the web server.

VMware Fusion is one such professional application which includes advanced networking features that let you-

  • Change key networking settings,
  • add and remove virtual networks for server virtualization,
  • Create custom virtual networking configurations.

 VMware Fusion registers an IP address on your Mac and you can use this to point to the host from the virtual machine at the web server. You can find it with ifconfig vmnet8.  192.168.36.1, is the source.

 In order to enable shared folders for your VM in Fusion perform the following steps:

  1. Select VM > Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, in the System Settings section, select Sharing.
  3. Drag the Share Folders slider to ON.
  4. Click the add (+) button at the bottom of the display box.
  5. In the Finder sheet, find the location of the folder to share, select it and click Add.
  6. In the Permissions field, set the VM permission on the contents of the Mac’s shared folder. You can select Read & Write or Read Only.

Many a times server virtualization is thought of a great tool, which is a masking of server’s resources, it attempts to address both of these issues in one fell swoop. By using specially designed software, an administrator can convert one physical server into multiple virtual machines.

 On the other hand if you still want to connect to the Internet or other TCP/IP network using your Mac dial-up networking connection and keep in mind that the virtual machine does not have its own IP address on the external network. So it’s always better for a virtual machine to obtain a private IP address from the VMware virtual DHCP server.

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